Event Calendar

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 through Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Heartland Farm Beginnings® is a year-long, farmer-led training and support program designed to help early career farmers committed to creating a sustainable farm business achieve their goals. This intensive, eight-part workshop series will enable farmers with at least one year of production experience to develop a whole farm plan that encompasses realistic goal setting, financial management, and assessment of resources, skills, and markets. Early career farmers will also receive the business planning tools necessary to successfully implement their plan. In addition to the course work, the program includes 2019 conference registration and a mentorship for March through November upon successful completion of the course.

Cost and Registration: $1,000 by August 17, $1,200 by September 21. Pre-registration is required for the entire series.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours.

41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Kelly Henderson / (614) 421-2022 /



The Green Edge Model of Winter Growing 

Thursday, January 24, 2019
10:00 am- 3:00pm


We've got some exciting news to kick off the New Year! Rural Action will be hosting another Season Creation Workshop on January 24th with their partners at Green Edge Organic Gardens!

This workshop series is geared toward farmers currently using high tunnels or interested in using high tunnels to extend their production season through the winter. Agriculture educators, market gardeners, and other food system partners are also encouraged to attend!

Both classroom and on-farm sessions will be used during the workshop to teach participants about the Season Creation model. Topics include high tunnel site selection, crop selection, production calendars, infrastructure management, disease and pest management, as well as strategies for diversified products like microgreens and mushrooms.

Please follow this link to register for the event: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efy4fpafc56de0c9&llr=du8cg7iab.  

The workshop is $20, which includes a locally catered lunch. Interested attendees please 
register in advance by clicking the link above or by contacting Joe Barbaree (Contact information listed below).

Amesville Grange Hall
17486 State Street
Amesville, OH 45711

Arrive at 9:30am for coffee and registration

Joe Barbaree / 740-677-4047 /



Sponsored by Cift 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m


Are you are a small-scale food producer? If so, you will want to attend this workshop. This workshop is intended for small (< $1 million in sales/year) producers of fermented, canned, and other shelf-stable foods.

This one-day course is a hands-on opportunity for processors to develop their food safety documentation in small groups with individual coaching from instructors.

There is required documentation you will need to complete to be compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This includes documentation of your size exemption as a "qualified facility" and various food safety programs.

Participants are encouraged to bring their existing documentation, if they have it, for review by instructors. Attendees should leave with completed or nearly completed food safety documentation for size exemptions, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Preventive Control Food Safety Plans as relevant.

This workshop will be held in multiple locations and on various dates. Please follow the provided link for information on the future dates and times: https://southcenters.osu.edu/marketing/events/value-added-workshops

Cost is $25.00 per person. Cost includes educational materials and lunch Attendees must preregister. Space is limited (only 20 attendees per session) Deadline to register is January 24, 2019

This course is made possible through a grant supported by the USDA and grant support from the Connect & Collaborate program at The Ohio State University.

Attendees who wish to work on digital versions of their plans are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Cleveland Culinary Launch
7501 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Abby Snyder / 614-292-7004 /



Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022

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